My new sewing project – making roman blinds

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I recently spotted a gorgeous lighthouse curtain fabric from the new Abakhan fabrics range online and I knew it would be perfect for my kitchen. I’m planning to decorate my kitchen with a lovely fresh blue colour scheme and I wanted to use red and white as feature colours for the room, so this pattern incorporates all these colours and lends a coastal feel to the kitchen. I think this fabric would look great in a bathroom too, or even as upholstery fabric in a campervan or for beach hut curtains! Basically, I’m trying to make my kitchen look as holiday-cottage-like as possible haha!

I’ve got a length of the Abakhan Porto Lighthouse fabric in beige (which is double-width at 280cm) and some matching thermal lining fabric and, having taken inspiration from the images above, I’m planning to make a roman blind for the kitchen. Maybe I’ll even make a pot-holder and oven glove if I have enough fabric left over! I always thought that it would be pretty difficult to make a roman blind, and this is the first time that I’m attempting it, but I’ve done a lot of research and have read up on lots of tutorials, so I’m fairly confident that I can make a pretty blind for my little kitchen window. I’ll update you soon, and hopefully share step-by-step photos too, so watch this space!

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10 thoughts on “My new sewing project – making roman blinds

  1. Hi Karen, sorry I don’t know where it’s from, it’s not one of my own projects – I wish it was!! 🙂

  2. Hi,
    I really like the grey stripped roman blind and would be really grateful if you could tell me the make and make of this fabric


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  4. Thanks, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this blog post 🙂 I’ll be sharing my photos of making the blinds soon so watch this space! 🙂

  5. This is a very interesting project for me as i’d like to make blinds myself but i have no idea where to start. I look forward to seeing your project develop.

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